[QUOTE=Breezy2011;2097698]Maybe you will be a great trainer someday. But you are going to have hard row making it without a mentor, and without working up under good trainers. And be hard to get customers who will pay the big money to buy horses to compete at the top, without you being known as an assistant to someone who is valued.
That is exactly what Palomine said.
Learn to read for context. And see if you can follow along here in this post.
I am coming at this from YEARS of being in the horse industry...and my father was a Saddlebred trainer, as well as worked on King Ranch in TX, and had Plantation Walking Horse barn in late 20's. When I was younger? I could walk into any Saddlebred barn I wanted to, and walk out employed. Why? Because they knew my father, and they knew who I had groomed for...and that spoke volumes. They didn't even need to try me. They knew by the trainers I'd worked for.
To get a good start in this industry, you have the option of going to a college with a good equine program, or going to work for a good trainer, one who is respected in his discipline/breed and has a strong customer base of customers who can afford the type of horses it takes to win.
Doesn't matter the discipline/breed. Matters the trainer. Is he good, is he gentle and takes good care of the horses? Does he turn out winners both with the horses and the riders? Does he conduct himself with integrity? Do people feel safe spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a horse and taking it to him to train?
I've sent $300,000.00 Saddlebreds into the ring with the trainers I've worked for. I've ridden a 5 gaited Saddlebred mare valued at $275,000.00. I've handled a BROODMARE valued at $250,000.00 dollars, and ridden a reining horse valued at $100,000.00, as well as ridden a cutting horse valued at $65,00.00. I've handled 100,000.00 QH stallions that were cutting bred, and used for ranch stock colts. And those zeros and decimal points are in the right place. Do you think if I was some fool who was smart mouthed to boot, as you apparently are, I would have even been allowed on the grounds?
The show string I was responsible for when I was grooming Saddlebreds years ago, in the 80's? Was valued at over a million dollars. When we shipped? 13 million dollars in horse flesh walked up that trailer ramp.
The grooms I worked with during those years? Are now training full time and most of them are well respected and do very well.
They learned from the best, were seen by customers as having learned from the best, so when those owners were looking for new trainers? Do you think they searched out a no name? Or someone that knew what they were doing and that the owners recognized from having seen at their old trainers?
And furthermore? If any of them had acted like you have been to people who are giving you sound advice, NONE of which you have been remotely grateful for? You would have been dismissed and I guarantee you this. You would have been relegated to the lower type trainers, and done good to get that job too. And people seeing you with those type trainers? Would be loath to hire you simply for that fact.
And it is like that in every industry with horses. No matter the breed. And we all talk...FB has seen to that, and it is much easier than ever for horse people across the board to interact with others all over the world. I can within minutes contact people of all disciplines, and all breeds, and if I don't know them personally, I can get an introduction to them merely by typing.
That means that if someone is bad help, or rude, or know it all? That spreads quickly.
You've basically spit in the face of everyone who has offered advice to you. And lied about what I wrote on top of that.
Horses make me a better person.